Non-Surgical Procedures

At our office, these non-surgical procedures are minimally invasive and may only include a local anesthetic:

We offer non-surgical Shockwave and PRP treatments for a variety of painful foot conditions such as heel pain, tendonitis, Achilles tendon injuries, arthritic joints, overuse and soft tissue injuries. 

Shock wave therapy-EPAT has been successfully used for more than two decades to manage a variety of orthopedic conditions.
It is an effective and safe non-invasive treatment option for tendon and other pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments are very cost effective and affordable.
An optimum treatment protocol is three individual treatment sessions at a 1 week interval.  Most patients only require three treatments however some patient later on may require a maintenance treatment for optimal results.

Platelet rich plasma- commonly referred to as “PRP” is human blood that is spun down and separated producing a concentration of platelets above normal values. After the separation of plasma,  the extremely rich platelets are injected back into the injured tissue. The treatment is very effective. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, and they have great potential in enhancing healing of muscle, tendon, and ligaments.

Stem cell Therapy  stem cell injection therapy is gaining popularity as a non-surgical treatment designed to improve or alleviate foot and ankle pain caused by a tendon, ligament or cartilage injury, as well as arthritis.

This form of regenerative medicine uses adult stem cells from a donor to decrease inflammation, and potentially accelerate regeneration and healing. Stem cells can be obtained from an aspiration of bone marrow, or donor cells can be used which are harvested from placental tissue and amniotic fluid from the mother following delivery.  A stem cell foot and ankle injection is a fairly simple treatment for patients when weighing the option against surgery. The procedure can be performed in the office with a simple injection or under sedation in a comfortable outpatient facility. 

Clinical studies to document the efficacy of stem cell injections are currently ongoing. As this is an evolving area of science, our knowledge regarding the use of stem cells and patient outcomes continues to improve over time. 

We continue to closely monitor our patients while collaborating with other field-leading colleagues to determine optimal preparations and applications. With experience, we now know that joints, tendons, muscles and nerves each require specific and unique formulations for best results which are routinely incorporated into our treatments.

For more information please click on the links below. As a Foot and Ankle specialist,  Dr. DiNucci continues to  get trained on regenerative medicine routinely. Please feel free call our office if you have any questions or to make an appointment at  480-342-9999

Ultrasound guided injections
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)